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The Handshake - Where Does Kenya Stand in Opposition?

The March 9 handshake remains the principal highlight of Kenya’s post-election period. With the recent tour of President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto accompanied by Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga to Nyanza region - an opposition stronghold on the 13th December; the significant political developments still leave questions lingering among many Kenyans. As much as the handshake seeks to address nine mutual issues namely: ethnic antagonism, lack of a national ethos, inclusivity, devolution, divisive elections, security, corruption, shared prosperity and responsibility through the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI), there are still more underlying issues yet to be resolved.

Strengthening the concept of Early Warning & Early Action for Disaster Risk Reduction & Food Security

This publication is a summary of seven discussion papers generated from successful applicants who submitted their discussion papers in respond to a call for papers by KAS. The publication begins by setting the geographical and social cultural context of Baringo and West Pokot counties. The main aim of this call for papers was to help refine existing knowledge on early warning within the area of food security in Baringo and West Pokot Counties.

International Reports: Global Security

The “golden age of security”, as the Austrian writer Stefan Zweig characterised the time before the First World War, ended just over 100 years ago. After the atrocities of two world wars and the end of the so-called Cold War, many hoped that the cessation of the East-West conflict would herald the beginning of a new era of security – but those remaining hopes were shattered no later than the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

KAS Study on Use of Early Warning Systems & Integration of Data in Political Planning in West Pokot and Baringo Counties

This report is an account of a baseline study carried out in West Pokot and Baringo Counties on the utilization of EWS information in political planning by KAS. The study was informed by the fact that food emergency needs persist in the ASAL counties of Kenya despite availability of EWS data. The study thus, sought to investigate the notion that EWS information is not adequately incorporated in political planning.

PTD Policy Brief on Devolution

This policy brief has been prepared by the Partnership for Transformational Devolution (PTD) together with other civil society organisations. The primary objective of the brief is to contribute to the policy debate towards sustainable, productive, effective and efficient governments for service delivery in Counties. The brief highlights four key policy areas that need to be explored and identifies a number of critical questions that need to inform policy debates around the areas. Additionally, it contains policy recommendations to deal with current challenges with regard to Devolution.

KAS PTD Newsletter Edition No 6 - June 2018

The 6th edition of the PTD newsletter is dedicated to the 5th Annual Devolution Conference in Kakamega. It informs about the results of the conference and the activities of the Partnership for Transformational Devolution (PTD) in Kakamega.

Kenia: Historischer Handschlag mit Folgen

Am 9. März kam es in Kenia zum überraschenden „Handshake“ zwischen Präsident Uhuru Kenyatta und Oppositionsführer Raila Odinga. Während einige Effekte bereits sichtbar und spürbar sind, bleiben die konkreten mittel- und langfristigen Folgen dieser politischen Übereinkunft unklar.

Attention, Internet Fraud!

False information about scholarships of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

Dear applicants for scholarships of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. Currently there are circulating on the internet various offers of services for obtaining scholarships from the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation, often at considerable costs. Some websites are using the logo of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation without authorization.

KAS PTD Newsletter Edition No 5 - April 2018

Beside reports on events and activities the 5th Newsletter of the KAS Program on Devolution in Kenya “Partnership for Transformational Devolution (PTD)” provides background information on current issues in the Counties. This time we report on the County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP).

International Reports: The Digital Future

Will it be permanently dark in the factories of the future – because the autonomous machines working there do not need any light? Will we work only a few hours a week one day because robots and algorithms do most of our work for us? How will digitalization change our interactions, political decision-making processes, andgeopolitical contexts?